The Unit strategies are based on People Focus Quality Customer Service Delivery.
There are 11 115 km of public roads in Fiji. These roads are traversed by over 98,000 registered motor vehicles (2015) and has a driver population of over 145,000 (2015). The roads are shared between the general motoring public, visitors and pedestrians as well as organized sporting bodies (runners and bicyclists).
Why the Need for Enforcement and High Visibility
A safety performance of a country is measured by the number of deaths that occur for every year.
There are currently unacceptable levels of collisions of all classifications. This includes damage only, slight injury, serious injury and fatality related collisions. Road traffic related fatalities and serious injury collision numbers are disproportionate given the relative small Fiji population.
Millions of dollars in vehicle and private property damage and the continuing elevated expense to the medical infrastructure affects every Fiji resident through insurance premiums. per hundred thousand population.
While very significant improvements have been made in enhancing the safety for Fiji roads in the LTA Road Safety Strategy that has been developed in line with the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. It contains three key priorities: building our road policing capabilities; enhancing our enforcement and prevention, and working in partnership with the community and our road safety partners.
The Safe System approach, which is recognised globally, is a key feature of the partnership component. The Safe System approach aspires to create a transport system in which human mistakes on our roads do not result in death and serious injury. It focuses on the key pillars of the road transport system that impact on safety, including road users, travel speed, vehicles and roadsides.
The targets set out in the Road Safety Strategy is to reduce fatalities by 20% each year
The killer behaviours remain constant, speeding, impaired driving, non-use of seatbelts and unsafe behaviour by or towards vulnerable road users. The LTA has targeted these behaviours through a range of interventions and initiatives. While major progress has been made in addressing Fiji’s chronic drink driving problem, speed remains the biggest contributory factor to deaths and injuries on Fiji roads. The biggest challenge facing us is to change this culture of speeding through enforcement, awareness raising and educational campaigns